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September 2023, Volunteer of the Month

September 2023

We are pleased to announce Keilah Hamood and Freedom Counseling

as the Mental Health Awareness of Michiana (MHAM)

Volunteer of the Month!  

Keilah has volunteered with the Pro Bono Counseling Project (PBCP) for approximately two years. “I volunteer because of the importance of offering therapy to as many people and populations as possible. Everyone deserves to have access to these services. Although I do own a for-profit agency, our involvement with the PBCP is our way to give back to the community.” -Keilah Hamood

“Keilah’s commitment to the PBCP through not only her own service as a volunteer, but facilitating the participation of the clinicians at her practice, demonstrates what’s possible when we work together to create change.”  Linda Raven, PBCP Coordinator.  The PBCP, launched by MHAM in 2020, improves access to mental health care for those in the community who would otherwise be limited due to being insured or underinsured. 

Keilah is the owner of Freedom Counseling, an inclusive practice, comprised of seven therapists focusing on individual, family, and couple’s counseling. They have locations in Elkhart and South Bend.  They see children ages 5+, teens and adults, clients with developmental disabilities and ASD, addictions, eating disorders, OCD, major depression, anxiety, acute and chronic PTSD, LGBTQ+ and gender dysphoria, domestic violence, and religious traumas. Freedom Counseling takes a variety of insurances, including some Medicaid plans.

“Keilah and Freedom Counseling are amazing supporters of the Pro Bono Counseling Project.  The community impact Keilah, her staff, master’s level interns, and new hires to her practice are making through volunteering with the PBCP is incredible’- Lisa Kelly, Executive Director, MHAM.

“This is very important to me because it is important to the community. I love collaboration, education, and helping to unite forces to create the best community possible. It has to be about everyone. We should all be connected and build off one other to share strengths. Cost is such a huge barrier to counseling. If we all band together then we can share the responsibility of meeting this need in the community”. Keilah Hamood

To learn more about the Pro Bono Counseling Project, check out the MHAM website HERE!

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Interested in volunteer opportunities?  

Send us an email: mha.michiana@gmail.com

We are grateful to receive financial support from:

Beacon Community Impact

Community Foundation of St. Joseph County

Community Foundation of Elkhart County

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